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4 Benefits of Unarmed Security
When you own a business, you’re constantly battling to make profits, uphold (or create) a great reputation in your community, and so much more. There are a million or more moving parts of running a business, and at times it can be difficult to understand the scope of your needs, or even how you can prepare for anything that could happen at your business. At Tactical Response Security, we work hard every day to provide our customers with information and services that help improve the security and success of their businesses. Today, in this blog, we’re going to focus on some benefits of hiring unarmed security for your Philadelphia business so you can have one less thing to research or stress about. Keep reading to learn more and contact our team today with questions or to get started!
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As with any security service, investing in professional unarmed security is going to help you mitigate security risks you have facing your business — and more effectively than only using security cameras and other security measures at that. This is because you have a highly-trained, well-equipped, and experienced unarmed security guard monitoring your business, identifying risks and threats, and overall, keeping the peace when they need to.
Protection from a Professional Security Expert
First and foremost, the simple presence of a security guard is usually enough to deter petty theft and rowdy patrons. What’s more, the experts at Tactical Response Security are skilled enough to identify most issues before they arise and will be able to prevent trouble. That said, in the event that action needs to be taken, one of our unarmed security guards is exactly who you want to have around. Again, we train vigorously to prepare our guards for all situations, equip them with the fast thinking and decision making skills needed for the job, and we maintain a standard of excellence unmatched by our competitors.
Peace of Mind
Regardless of how often they need to spring into action, simply having unarmed security on your property is going to help offer peace of mind to everyone involved, from you to your employees and customers. At the most minimal, the presence of unarmed security shows you’re prepared for anything without brandishing lethal weapons that could cause uneasiness, or even seem overboard depending on your business’ image. And if your unarmed security ever needs to spring into action, your customers and employees will see, in practice, how well trained and effective unarmed security guards are at Tactical Response Security.
An Affordable Form of Security
Finally, another benefit to consider when it comes to unarmed security is that it’s the most affordable way to get a professional security guard on-site. This is not because they’re less skilled or capable, but instead, unarmed security guards don’t require the licensing and insurance that armed security guards require, or the equipment. While cost is an important factor for any business, we suggest not letting this be the only factor when determining what type of security you’re going to use. If your business faces pertinent risks, the benefits of hiring armed guards may outweigh the cost differential.
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While there are amazing benefits to using unarmed security, the best way to determine which security features are best-suited for your business is to consult with our professional security experts. We can provide a risk analysis to determine exactly what you need to be prepared against, and then we’ll outline the different options you have available to meet your needs.
Ways To Make Living In The City Safer — A Guide From Your Trusted Philadelphia Security CompanyHello, and welcome back to the Tactical Response Security blog! As one of the leading security companies in Philadelphia, we believe it’s our responsibility to provide our clients with insightful information that will provide them security in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is an amazing city, and we’re proud to provide security services to its residents. That being said, in addition to the stellar security services we offer, there are some measures you can use to increase your overall safety while living in the city. In today’s blog, we’ll be diving into that topic. Keep reading to learn some tips as to how you can stay safe when you live in Philadelphia.
Staying Safe In Your NeighborhoodWhether you’re new to Philly or you’ve been here some time, it’s vital that you understand the area you live in. There are so many great ways to do this, but let’s look at a few in-depth.
Get To Know Your NeighborsFor starters, get to know your neighbors. Sure, you may not develop relationships with all of your neighbors, but if you can get to know any of them, it will be in your best interest. For one, you’ll develop some great connections in your neighborhood. Truthfully, if you’re not doing this, you’re missing out in general! The community found in each and every Philadelphia neighborhood is a beautiful thing that you should embrace and enjoy! However, in terms of safety, by having connections in your neighborhood, you’ll have people who are looking out for you. They’ll know your name, where you live, and who you live with (if you live with anyone at all). This means that if a suspicious character is moseying around your home or apartment, a neighbor will likely notice and make sure there isn’t an issue. Another situation where knowing your neighbors can be incredibly beneficial is when you’re getting unwanted or troubling attention from a stranger. For instance, if you’re walking home and someone is following or harassing you, a neighbor you have a relationship will likely step in and make sure you’re okay. Essentially, by developing relationships with your neighbors, you’ll be creating a support network in every sense. Get Intimate With Your Neighborhood’s Layout Next up, get to know your city streets. Think about the places you’re going to be going the most — your job, your preferred grocery stores, and your public transportation stops to name a few. Understand the different routes you can take to get to those destinations, and spend some time choosing the best routes. Consider if the route will be well-lit during the evening or night, what areas your route passes through, and how isolated you will be when traveling certain routes. From here, make a decision based on which route(s) will be the safest. And remember, if you’re uncomfortable walking at any point, consider calling a ride-share program like Uber, Lyft, or a local taxi company. Just be sure to confirm that the right driver is picking you up when they arrive. Next, you want to be sure that you understand some areas that you can go to in the event you’re feeling unsafe on the street. Well-lit, public places are where you should head, as there will be people around. In the event that you’re being followed, chances are they’ll leave you alone once you’re surrounded by other people. Finally, always be on alert. This isn’t to say that you should always be paranoid, but just be vigilant. This is all information you’ve heard before, but never sit a drink down unattended, keep tabs on your belongings if a stranger randomly engages you, and just be wary of suspicious behavior.
Staying Safe In Your HomeNow that we know some basics about staying safe in your neighborhood, let’s talk about staying safe in your home. Obviously, we always want to stay and feel safe, but that’s especially true when it comes to our homes. Feeling secure in your home is essential to getting rest and having peace of mind.
Secure EntrancesChances are, no one’s going to break into your home through a wall. If your home gets broken into, it’s going to be through a door or window. Because of this, you want to ensure that any potential point of entry is well secured. For starters, make sure you have reliable locks on your doors and windows. Deadbolts are great, affordable, and come in a variety of intensities. You can invest in a deadbolt that is reliable and gives you peace of mind. Additionally, make sure you have a sturdy front door. The last thing you want is a hollow door that could literally be kicked or punched through. We recommend a hardwood door or a steel door. If you want to take an extra step, you can find some unique and effective door and window security gadgets! The other aspect of securing your entrances is to invest in a security system. When the system is set, it will be sounded if a door or window opens before it’s disarmed. In 2020, there are a litany of home security system providers, so we recommend making your decision based on your needs and budget.
Electric Timers Are Your FriendIt’s no secret that the easiest targets are what get chosen by burglars. So what makes an easy target? First off, if no one is home. But also, if your home is clearly unsecure, you could become a target for burglary. To touch back on our last point, if you have a security system in place, a simple sign saying so in your window could be enough to deter a burglar. Moving on to this next point, by using lights when you’re not home, that could also be enough to deter a potential home invader. However, if you were to just leave your lights on all-day, every day you’d run up your electric bill really fast! So instead, invest in electronic timers. You can set these up on lamps or even your TV so they’ll turn on at a specific time. If you’re out of your home each evening, put some lights on a timer! This will give the impression that you’re home, even when you’re not. Staying Safe When You Don’t Feel Safe While we wish this wasn’t the reality, there are times when we don’t feel safe. Sure, sometimes it might be all in our heads, but other times there is a real threat that you’ve been exposed to. It can come in the form of an ex-spouse, stalker, the opposition of a high-profile dispute you’re a part of, and much more. In these situations, don’t leave your safety in your own hands, hire the professionals. At Tactical Response Security, we provide executive protection services to Philadelphia. While this sounds fancy, think of it as a personal bodyguard who’s wholly dedicated to the safety of you and your circle. Our executive protection services in Philadelphia utilize security experts who know how to secure a location, survey for any suspicious or threatening individuals, and more. So if you’re feeling unsafe in your home or just in general, consider utilizing executive protection services from Philadelphia’s best security company.
actical Response Security — The Best Of All The Philadelphia Security CompaniesThank you for reading our blog! Hopefully, this blog has helped you to gain an understanding of how you can increase your overall security while you live in the amazing city of Philadelphia. The goal of this blog was not to scare you in regard to the dangers of living in a big city, but rather to enlighten you on some basic steps you can take to be more intentional about staying safe. If you have any questions about the content we’ve talked about today, our executive protection services, or our other security services in Philadelphia, please contact us today!
How to Ensure a Safe, Organized EventIn the current climate that we live in, it’s absolutely pivotal that you ensure your event, whether it’s a local carnival or massive festival, is secure and safe for your attendees and staff. At Tactical Response Security, the premier security company in Philadelphia, our priority is to provide top-tier, diverse security services to provide our clients (and their clients) with peace of mind knowing they’re safe and protected. Because of this, we’ve created our blog where we discuss everything you could possibly want or need to know about security and security services. Today, we’ll be discussing event security, and more specifically, some tips you can use to ensure that your event is safe and secure for all those in attendance.
Assess The Event With Professional AssistanceDuring the process of planning your event, make sure that you’re considering security options, potential risks or problem areas associated with the event venue, and the audience who will be in attendance. Essentially, you need to be familiar and comfortable with the ins and outs of your venue, audience, and staff, especially in this day-and-age where mass acts of violence are so prevalent. First and foremost, the most effective way to be secure and safe during an event is to be properly prepared. By anticipating and preparing for the worst and best case scenarios, you’re already doing your part to make sure everything goes smoothly, the attendees have a great time, and the event is an overall success. Additionally, the best way to prepare for and assess your event is to enlist a professional, trained, and experienced security company, like the experts here at Tactical Response Security. When you do this, you’re taking the extra step to ensure that you’re prepared. This is because an experienced security company a) Has worked on myriad events similar to yours and will be able to provide insight as to what precautions are a priority. b) Understands logistically how best to secure areas and events as well as what steps are necessary to regulate and protect the attendees and event staff. c) Has an entire aspect of their security services devoted to security management and planning (like our Philadelphia security company). Ultimately, when you enlist expert security services, you’re filling in your gaps of knowledge. After all, a security company’s entire livelihood is centered around security, so they will be equipped to do things like identify the best exit and entrance points, determine if you need armed or unarmed security, efficiently arrange and prepare your staff, and much more. That being said, when contracting a security company, it’s important to remember that you’re essentially hiring employees. Thus, treat it as such. Make sure that when you’re working with a security company, you check their references, interview them thoroughly, and be certain that they’re insured.
Be Transparent and Consistent in CommunicationAnother aspect of successful event security is communication on every level. When you’re planning the event, communicate with your security services about your general concerns; any contentious relationships with your event, business or organization that could pose a threat; and your expectations. Make sure that you communicate with attendees and staff, informing them on expectations and any security measure that they will be subject to. With regards to expectations, make it clear if there are items that are not allowed in the event (phones, weapons, substances) and make it clear as to what types of behavior will not be tolerated. In regards to communicating security measures, inform staff and attendees as to whether they’ll be undergoing screenings/background checks, if they’ll be subject to searches upon arrival or during the event, and any general security measures that will directly affect them. This way you’re being transparent, and you’re doing your due-diligence to have an informed crowd. This makes everyone safer. When it comes time for the event to take place, communication needs to be the center of your security operation. Whether it’s walkie talkies, headsets, or routine tag ups, it’s vital to have a communication system for two reasons. First, by having clear lines of and expectations for your security service’s communication during the event, everyone will be on the same page, and you’ll have a standard level of communication that can indicate there are no problems. Second, in the event of an emergency, not only will you have a direct line for efficient and effective communication, but you will also be able to recognize if there are problems via your communication channels. If someone stops responding to routine check ins or there is suspicious activity, it’ll be easier to identify if there is a standard for communications in place. Additionally, it’s important that you’re communicating with the event attendees and staff. Let them know where they can find resources, assistance, exits, etc. That way everyone’s up to speed on what’s expected from them, and they’re enabled to seek help if they need it.
Execute Your PlanAfter planning your event and how it will be secured, the next step is to execute. You have your plan, so now it’s time to follow it. Run through potential scenarios that you may need to deal with before the event so you’re extra prepared if they happen. When it’s time for the event, be prepared to control the crowd and enforce your expectations. Once you’ve made the expectations clear, do not hesitate to reprimand staff or attendees who do not meet them. Again, it’s about setting standards and expectations and then enforcing them. At the end of the day, you’re trying to make sure that everyone gets home safe, so stay true to your expectations, and follow your gut. That being said, the great thing about contracting with a professional security company in Philadelphia, specifically the security experts we have at Tactical Response Security, is that you’ll be able to trust that they enforce and uphold the expectations and security for the event. When you work with Tactical Response Security, you’re in great hands. Not only are we equipped to plan and manage your event security logistics, but we’re also equipped to enforce the plan when it’s time to. If you’re in need of security, call the experts at Tactical Response Security today.
Security Tips For Your Dispensary
In previous posts, we’ve covered a few ideas on how you can improve your safety at your dispensary and whether you should get a security company involved at your worksite. These posts have been popular with our customers, and since the cannabis industry has been blossoming in recent years, we thought it prudent to continue to offer more security strategies for growers and sellers in Trenton and beyond.
Commit To Continuous Production
Some cannabis growing operations only produce large batches once or twice a year. While this might work in the short-term as it can keep costs down, in the long-term, it could be causing security concerns. When you have a year-round production cycle, you’re holding onto the same employees. Once they’ve been vetted and hired, you can rely on them to keep an eye on your product, limiting employee theft. That’s because you’re not hiring a new group of employees every time you start a new crop.
Make Identification A Priority
For those employed in the cannabis industry, this is already a reality. Employees may have to get a state-issued license or ID to work in a dispensary. Make sure your employees are wearing these every day at work all through their shift. By having them clearly displayed, you can quickly recognize if someone doesn’t belong by the counter. You can do the same for your customers by checking their IDs and med cards at the door. This not only ensures that no one underage or without their med cards makes it into the dispensary, but it also helps you to keep a record of who’s coming and going should there be a robbery or security concern.
Offer Your Employees Ways To Report Theft
The majority of your employees are honest and trustworthy and are just as concerned about shrinkage and employee theft as you are. But some might not feel comfortable reporting internal theft for fear of reprisals. Create an anonymous system that allows employees to submit their concerns about other employee activity.
Partner With A Security Company
A security company can be a great asset in helping our dispensary grow and achieve financial success. However, don’t hire just any company. Look for security companies who have a background in medical marijuana protection. They’ll be aware of the nuances and compliance concerns of the industry and will be aware of the unique security threats your dispensary faces. This means less time bringing your security guards up to speed and more time protecting your products, employees, and customers.
Focus On Protecting Your High-Value Assets
For many, they might think that their most valuable assets would be the cannabis plants themselves. In reality, it’s likely the finished products you have on-site. These are easier to steal. Focus your security efforts on these assets, but don’t skimp on your plants either.
Trenton’s Choice For Medical Marijuana Security
Whether you grow, sell, or transport medical marijuana, Tactical Response Security can make your work safer and more efficient. Contact our security experts to see how our unarmed security teams can help your business grow.
Does Your Small Business Need A Security Guard?
As a small business owner, you’ve already got more than enough to think about all day. Employee rosters, shipping manifests, customer requests and so much more clutter your thoughts and your desk. Hiring security for your business in Philadelphia might be the last thing on your mind, but when things start to go missing, or you find your employees are getting accosted after work, it might move higher up the priority list.
Still debating whether you need a security guard? Here are the common challenges small businesses face that could be lessened by the presence of a security guard.
Your Business Is In A High Crime Area
Depending on your location in Philadelphia, your business might be at greater risk than in other areas. Because of lighting, police presence, as well as the neighboring businesses, your own business might be the target of break-ins and robberies, or worse.
You’re Suffering From Theft and Shrinkage
If you run a storefront, your products are the lifeblood of your business. But if you’re finding more and more product disappearing off the shelves, it’s time to reassess if you need someone keeping an eye on things. Theft is the result of customers or petty criminals taking your product. Shrinkage is when your own employees take from your business.
You’re Facing Parking Lot Issues
In some cases, your parking lot may be preventing your customers or your employees from getting through the doors of your business. Your customers and employees might be approached by threatening individuals who demand their money, time, or safety. The security of your parking lot translates to the financial security of your small business.
Your Business Serves Alcohol
If you own a restaurant, bar, brewery, or club, you already know what too much alcohol can do to someone. But if your staff doesn’t feel comfortable confronting someone who’s had too much to drink, what are you supposed to do? Left unchecked, an intoxicated individual can create property damage and scare away potential customers.
Your Business Doesn’t Have a Great Safety Record
If you’re frequently the target of break-ins or robberies, news of this will spread around. You’ll find that once regular customers will choose to visit other businesses instead. You might have a hard time hiring new employees as old ones leave. How others perceive the safety and security of your business can directly affect your bottom line.
Your Concerned About Your Own Safety
It’s hard to put a price on peace of mind, but if you constantly feel under threat of harm or robbery while you’re at work, that’s probably the best sign that it’s time to hire a security guard for your Philadelphia business.
We’re A Leading Security Company In Philadelphia
At Tactical Response Security, we take your safety seriously. We only hire the most promising of security guard candidates, ensuring that our security specialists are among the best in their field. Contact us today to speak with a security consultant to begin developing a custom security protocol for your small business in Philadelphia.
The Advantages Of Having A Bodyguard
When it comes to private security, there are few more effective measures that working with a bodyguard. It’s one of the reasons that high-profile celebrities and politicians alike often have a team of personal guards working with them at all times.
Tactical Response Security offers executive protection services to individuals in Philadelphia and beyond. Here are some of the advantages of working with our team of personal bodyguards.
Bodyguards are Versatile
Often thought of as only able to stop a bullet if needed, bodyguards are more than just human shields. Indeed, they can also be dispatched to carry out certain special tasks. It can be as simple as a quick errand, but they can also coordinate with local security groups as you travel. Your personal bodyguard acts as your connection to wider safety networks.
Bodyguards can also assist those who have special needs or struggle to fulfill certain tasks. It can be something as simple as getting in and out of vehicles, moving through buildings or up and down stairs, or might have a mental condition that requires close monitoring.
Bodyguards are Security Specialists
With extensive training, bodyguards can asses the features and characteristics of a room or area that can affect how secure a space really is. With this information in mind, they’ll change your travel plans or their approach to address these concerns. As security specialists, they’re constantly changing their strategies to keep you safe, no matter the conditions.
Bodyguards are Capable of More Than Just Security
At Tactical Response Security, many of our executive protection personnel are former military or law enforcement. This means that they have worked in diverse situations and with a wide variety of people. Their experience not only informs their work but also their outlook on life. Your personal bodyguard may serve as a sort of advisor or counselor for some of your day-to-day tasks.
Bodyguards are Trained to Recognize Non-Verbal Cues
When you’re interacting with others in a crowd of people, your bodyguard is constantly monitoring the conversation, as well as the patterns and behaviors of those around you. With careful practice, bodyguard’s have learned to recognize the non-verbal cues that signal that someone may have the intent to harm you or others near you. This training allows them to dynamically respond to a situation before it even occurs.
Bodyguards Have a Variety of Emergency Response Skills
More than just being an armed security guard, bodyguards, and our executive protection personnel, in particular, are expected to have a high level of training in related skills. This includes first aid and first responder skills, orienteering, defensive driving strategies, and even speaking multiple languages. The result is that your personal bodyguard has the skills and techniques necessary to safely escort you away from any high-stakes situation.
Bodyguards Are the Ultimate Form of Safety Preparedness
At the end of the day, all the advantages of hiring a bodyguard combine to offer you the ultimate level of safety preparedness. From your moment-to-moment safety to your overall access to specialized, expert assistance for both minor and major emergencies, bodyguards are the best way to ensure your safety and security.
Are you in need of a highly trained and skilled team of security personnel? Tactical Response Security offers executive protection services to businesses and individuals in Philadelphia and beyond.
Contact our security specialists today to discuss how we can elevate your security protocols.
Why You Should Hire Unarmed Security
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When it comes to private security services, many naturally assume that the officer stationed in the lobby of their business will have a gun on one side and a baton on the other. For many, the word “security” is intertwined with the image of firearms. But in some cases, an armed security guard may not be the right fit. Instead, an unarmed security guard may be more than adequate. Join Tactical Response Security as we explore the benefits of hiring unarmed security for your business in Philadelphia.
Expenses are at the forefront of every business owner’s mind. So when it comes to hiring security, owners have to make the delicate balance between price and quality. Armed security guards have undergone additional training in order to be certified to carry a firearm. This extra training translates to added expenses. It also means that the business owner may need to pay higher insurance costs. There is a potential risk of the armed guard accidentally harming an innocent bystander. This makes armed security a financial hardship for some.
Where your business is located may also determine just what kind of security you need. For instance, if you live in a rough and tumble part of Philadelphia, it might make sense to have armed security on site. However, if you run a small storefront in a popular downtown district, an unarmed guard might better suit your needs. That’s because unarmed guards are ready to handle most emergency situations and do not require a firearm to do so. Unarmed officers are capable of making arrests, and are trained in conflict resolution to quickly de-escalate a high-tension situation. Of course, should a situation get out of hand, an unarmed officer can quickly coordinate a more effective response from emergency services like the police. Finally, the presence of an armed guard may escalate the threat posed to your business. A firearm in your building may draw a more lethal threat from would-be criminals, who feel they have to use more than simple smash-and-grab tactics.
For many, just having a security guard on site is enough to promote a sense of safety and security in your business. It’s a small luxury that helps to put you, your customers, and of course, your employees, at ease while they work there. Indeed, some may even feel more relaxed knowing that the guard is not armed. Firearms can leave some people feeling uncomfortable and worried that the place they’re in is in some kind of danger. An unarmed security guard offers that sense of security you want, without leaving others feeling on edge or suspicious.
Tactical Response Security offers unarmed security guards that have been trained in advanced observation and report skills, as well as the necessary training needed to keep your business in Philadelphia safe. Our unarmed officers can be seamlessly integrated into your existing security protocol or can be employed as part of a brand new security regimen that we provide you. Contact our security specialists today to find out more.
What Makes A Great Security GuardWhen it comes to keeping your workplace safe, you’re in no better hands than those of a trained and capable security guard. But not all guards are trained equally, and some are more talented than others. It’s easy to work with a team of great security guards when you partner with Tactical Response Security, as we only train the most promising of candidates to work with us. So what makes a great security guard? Here are the traits and values we keep in mind while training our candidates before they’re allowed to work with your business in Philadelphia.
The best security guards are the ones who are keeping track of the environment around them, even as it’s changing. This means that a security guard has to have a remarkable sense of focus. They cannot let their thoughts wander as they have dozens of different tasks and protocols to keep in mind as they work. Security guards with an acute sense of situational awareness can even help to prevent issues, like theft and threat of violence before they even occur.
The classic movie trope of the heavy-set security guard may help to move a comedic narrative along, but it does nothing for the security of your business, and the safety of your customers and employees. Leading security guards prioritize physical fitness as their job can be physically demanding. When pursuing criminals, or assisting in emergency situations, the physical fitness of every security guard is tested. Moreover, good physical fitness also helps with mental clarity, allowing them to be more situationally aware. Finally, a physically fit security guard simply looks more capable and professional. This appearance puts your employees and staff at ease and makes potential threats think twice before committing a criminal act.
Excellent Customer Service Skills
While our security guards may get their paychecks from us, ultimately, they work for you. That means that they have to integrate themselves into your workplaces culture, standards, and community. Part of that integration means having excellent customer service skills. They can help your customers connect with the right services or with other individuals who can help them. A good security guard should help to promote a sense of safety and welcoming.
Effective Communication And Analysis Skills
Capable security guards are ones who communicate with their employers, other security personnel, and with your customers. They take the time to carefully analyze your workplace for any opportunities to improve your security measures. These skills translate into a safer work environment.
They Are Honest
At the end of the day, great security guards are honest. This means that they’re clear about their work and how they’re helping your business. But it also means that they take pride in their work, and genuinely want to serve you and your needs. Honest security guards protect your business from threats and do not put your business at risk through faulty practices, or less-than-ideal reporting.
For armed security services in Philadelphia, look no further than Tactical Response Security. We can help businesses of all sizes and all industries. Connect with our security specialists today for a consultation and to start partnering with us.
Improving Construction Site SecuritySeems like no matter where you go in Newark, you’ll find a building go up or a new construction project. All of these sites hold the promise of a new addition to the community and the local economy. They are also a prime target for theft and disruption. Keeping your construction site safe is part of ensuring the success of your project. Follow these strategies to keep your site safe from criminal elements. Tactical Response Security is proud to offer top-tier construction security services to site managers and engineers in Newark.
Improve Workplace Awareness
While it’s easy to think that most construction workers are simply focused on the task at hand, they have a great sense of what belongs at the site and what doesn’t. Encourage all of your employees to keep an eye out for suspicious activity, individuals who don’t seem to belong there, or just odd occurrences. Create a system for them to report all of these aspects, and you’ll have a team that is keeping an eye on your site around the clock.
Clearly Mark All Of Your Materials And Equipment
Theft from construction sites is all too common these days. Marking all of your equipment and materials with your company logo, or even a unique color combination, can help to reduce the chance of them walking away. Criminals know that it’s hard to sell or pawn something if it’s been marked as someone else’s property in some way. They may also be unwilling to invest the time to remove or mask the markings. For major investment pieces, you may even put a unique marking in a hard-to-see space, so if it does go missing, you can include the location of the mark in your police report.
Establish A Security Perimeter
Many construction sites put up fences as a way to keep passersby out of the work site, but it can also be an effective part of your security measures. Creating limited entryways and exits allows you to keep track of the comings and goings of your workers and any visitors. Limit who has access to the locks to your perimeter fencing, and make sure to vet them with background checks before providing them a key.
Make Use Of Security Lighting
Sometimes the most effective security measures are the simplest. Good lighting can keep thieves away from your work site. Take the time to put up good illumination along the perimeter of your work site. Additionally, set up good lighting around your storage areas, the location of valuable machinery and materials, and even the employee parking lot.
Make Use Of Unarmed Security Services
While asking your employees to keep a vigilant eye out for suspicious activity goes a long way, employing unarmed officers to monitor your worksite throughout the day adds an effective layer of security to your site. They can check the IDs of those trying to enter the site, patrol the perimeter, and respond to any reports of suspect behavior.
If you’re in need of security services at your Newark worksite, contact Tactical Response Security immediately. After a security consultation, we can create a security protocol that works best for you and your construction site.
How To Improve Your Building SecurityFor business owners in Newark, there’s always a lingering sense of doubt, “is my business well protected?” While many owners might allay their fears by brushing off the question with an “of course,” others might use the question as an opportunity to really exam their security, and make changes. As a leading provider of business protection security services in Newark, Tactical Response Security has assembled this guide on improving the security of your building.
Control Your Entries And Exits
For smaller buildings, this may be a natural part of your operations. If there are only two or three ways for individuals to get into and out of the building, you can keep better track of who’s coming and going. For larger businesses, you need to control who can open and close these doors, and when. You might designate one door as an employee entrance, and only give keys or access cards to trusted managers. If you need to have multiple employee entrances, make sure you have some sort of feature for these doors that lock behind everyone.
Maintain A Visitor Log
This isn’t practical for all businesses, especially those who are in retail. But for specialized businesses or firms, keeping a guest log allows you to keep a record of anyone who comes and goes from the building. It can be as simple as a paper check in at the front desk, or a more advanced computer system. These logs can assist police if a visitor commits a crime in your business.
Consider Where You Display Your Expensive Items
For retailers, you should be strategic in where you display your new, or expensive items. For instance, putting the latest flat screens up front in your window display cases is a tempting and easy target for thieves. Placing your high-value items out of the line of sight from the windows of your business makes the building less of a target for criminals.
Have Gated Parking
Like controlled entryways, gated parking limits who can enter your building. It ensures that only authorized employees or visitors can access your building. It cuts back on ambient foot traffic, which prevents criminal elements from being able to case your business, looking for entry points, or weak spots in your security systems.
Hire An Unarmed Security Team
Unarmed security is an excellent way to enhance the security of your building. Trained in patrol, observation, and emergency response tactics, unarmed security officers can often predict and prevent a crime before it can affect your business. They can constantly improve the security of your building, and manage all of these items mentioned above.
Business Protection Security Services In Newark
Keeping your business safe and secure is a priority for any business owner in Newark. You can take the stress of your security needs by working with Tactical Response Security. With decades of experience and a complement of well trained and professional unarmed and armed officers, we’re ready to help you elevate your business’s security. Call us today to arrange for your security consultation with one of our specialists.